A few weeks ago, TDWTF contributor Mark Bowytz shared some fun classic computer ads. Apparently, Mark has an entire attic filled with Byte magazine and other '80s computer magazines, and has dug through them to pull out some more. Stay tuned for more What the Ad?...


Here, Mr. Shatner says, in his smoothest voice, "Buy a Commodore, you know you want to. Look at the features - appreciate the value. I know technology. I know computers, I'm. the. Captain. Of. The. Enterprise!!"

 

Meanwhile, Mr. Cosby is saying "Are you dense, son? You need this calculator. It's a good deal! Do you see how I'm dressed? This is exactly how smart people dress! Be smart like me."

 

Sure the PET's technical specs dwarf the TI's, I can take the TI anywhere. Also, while the TI uses magnetic cards for storage, the PET uses good ol' floppy diskettes and you can even network them! So many features…

I give up. I'll just take whatever the Joe Howard, the Mathnet guy, is selling.